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Wetherill, Richard Benbridge, 1859-1940


Biographical Information

Dr. Richard Benbridge Wetherill was a prominent citizen of Lafayette, Indiana. He taught at Purdue University and practiced medicine from 1886 to 1919, then spent the rest of his life on travel, writing, and philanthropy. The Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry is named in his honor.


Kriebel, Bob. "Wetherill's gift kept history alive." Journal & Courier, October 6, 2016.

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Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 61, Placement: 05
Identifier: UA 136
Scope and Contents The Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry records contain an information booklet that outlines staff of the Department of Chemistry at the time, their publications, building information, and the dedication ceremony for the new building.
Dates: 1955